After concerns over its product led the Chobani Greek yogurt company to issue a voluntary recall of some packages earlier this week, the food maker now says the mold that was identified as the culprit is not dangerous.
The Rim wildfire that began three weeks ago today is now 80 percent contained, officials say, but it has burned more than a quarter of a million acres, and it may continue to grow, thanks to low humidity and other conditions.
The LADEE spacecraft, which began its trip to the moon last night in a launch on Virginia's coast, ran into some mechanical problems, NASA says. But officials say the robotic probe remains on track to reach the moon next month.
The agency has access to individuals' most private information, including banking reports, medical records and email, reports Jeff Larson of ProPublica. Host Scott Simon speaks to Larson, whose article appeared in Friday's New York Times and Guardian newspapers.
The Obama administration seems to believe that U.S. military action in Syria will restore Washington's credibility. Reuters columnist David Rohde argues that is impossible, first because the U.S. lacks a strategy in the Middle East, and second, because Obama is deeply ambivalent about any engagement. Rohde speaks with host Scott Simon about the predicament.
As Congress debates whether to give President Obama the authority to attack Syria, Russia's ambassador told a U.S. think tank Friday that the United States should uphold international norms of war and peace.
Though it may be considered an adolescent rite of passage in some places, journalist Jake Swearingen insists it can't be done. Swearingen talks to host Scott Simon about the science of cow tipping, and why it's mathematically impossible.
Participation in the American labor force fell in August to its lowest level in 35 years. A significant part of the drop: 18- to 29-year-olds going back to school or dropping out of the workforce to raise kids.
The president is back in Washington Saturday after spending several days trying to convince world leaders at the G-20 summit in Russia that a U.S. strike against Syria is necessary. Ten of the G-20 leaders signed a statement in support of U.S. action. The other half remain wary.
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